Recently I’ve been trying to be more intentional about taking photos to share on Instagram. I know it can be easy to get tied up in social media and start stressing out about how many people ‘like’ your selfies, but honestly for me my Instagram account is a precious (gorgeously edited) collection of my favourite moments and memories.

My Instagram feed often goes quiet if I’m going through a period of feeling down or stressed, so those little squares always make me feel happy as soon as I feel up to posting again.

I’m not averse to a good old selfie (I have a blog post called ‘to selfie is healthy’ which I’ve been threatening to write all year), but lately I’ve been trying to capture the beauty of this city, and my experience of it (Southbank, Shoreditch graffiti, my flatmates, my friends and everything in between)

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Above: This little guy made me smile, wandering in Shoreditch last weekend. // Southbank is my favourite place ever, and this view at sunset takes my breath away.

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Above: Plans for my trip to Cambodia and Vietnam are official, and the flights are booked! I could not be any more excited to get out there // Ben, Hannah and perfect brunch at The Breakfast Club.

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Above: High fives and good times. So psyched to be seeing The Vaccines this November – they’re incredible live and Brixton Academy is my favourite venue. // Happy faces with my main gal Chelsey ❤

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Above: Southbank selfies // Scott and Chelsey accidentally matching and being totally adorable.

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Above: Just call me ‘Jordjie’, the Starbucks baristas in my local store are so cute. // So many feets in my room. Almost all my evenings look like this (and I couldn’t be happier).

Capture the memories that are important to you – you’ll enjoy looking back on them one day!

PV x